Anaheim’s Historic Victory

The Anaheim City Council has finally unanimously approved the “people’s map” this past Tuesday, February 9, 2016, during the council meeting. The new map divides the city into six districts and allows a more equitable representation in city council. Read more about the districts map here. On Wednesday, January 27, the Arab American Civic Council sponsored a panel discussion at …

Take Action: Tell your Senators Refugees are not our enemies

DEAR SENATORS: Refugees are NOT our enemies. Join us in telling our nation’s leaders to oppose legislation that would stop, pause or defund the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. The American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 4038) would effectively reject humanitarian efforts and close the doors to these refugees. Our country is repeating the same mistakes of …

Refugees Welcome in OC

The Arab American Civic Council  recently launched an effort to support refugees, specially those escaping the war in Syria, in response to the nationwide political posturing and demonization of refugees after the heinous Paris terror attacks. Click here to learn more about the #RefugeesWelcome Guidebook & Campaign. In an article published in the ‘Weekend’ section of the Los Angeles Times, …

What these candidates for US Congress said when asked about justice in Palestine

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, the Orange County LULAC Foundation and OC NAACP held the first 46th congressional district debate in Garden Grove. Here’s what the candidates answered when they were asked “What will you do to support peace and justice for Palestinians?“. One of these four candidates may replace Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who’s running for US Senate. The district includes …